Author Archives: Eric Teplitz

The Parable of the Hummingbird in the Stairwell

Yesterday as I was nearing the top of the stairs to my second-floor apartment, laundry basket in hand, I heard a buzzing sound from above.  Expecting it to be a large moth, I looked up and saw a hummingbird flying … Continue reading

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Achieving the Impossible

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” —Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860) I am willing to bet that at some point in your … Continue reading

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Why Are We Here?

If you watch any number of nature documentaries – or, perhaps, simply observe the world around you – it becomes readily apparent that we exist in both a nurturing and an incredibly harsh environment. The earth is supportive of our … Continue reading

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Prescription for a Bad Mood

The Problem As a hominid (if you are reading this, you probably are one), you – like the rest of us – are subject to bad moods. Our moods are in a constant state of flux, and can be affected … Continue reading

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Which Super Power Would You Choose?

I love to entertain provocative, if ultimately pointless, questions (perhaps I should have been a philosophy major). Case in point: If you could choose any one – but only one – super power, what would it be? It’s a great … Continue reading

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My Wish For You

The following is my wish for you, wherever and whenever you happen to be reading this: May you be filled with loving kindness, toward yourself and toward others. May you be healthy, in body and mind. May you live with … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Late

When I was eighteen, I did (arguably) a very silly thing. I went to college. All I really knew of life at that point was school. How could I possibly even come close to taking full advantage of what a … Continue reading

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